Onassis Foreigner’s Fellowships program

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In 1995 the Foundation established an annual program of grants and scholarships for research, study and artistic endeavour within Greece. The educational program is intended exclusively for non-Greeks: members of national academies, university professors of all levels, PhD holders, post-doctorate researchers and doctoral candidates. Exceptionally and on a case-by-case basis, the program may accept Greeks of the Diaspora, second generation Greeks, and Greeks who permanently reside abroad and have been studying or have been employed in foreign Universities for over 10 or 15 years, depending on the type of scholarship.

Over the two decades of its operation, the Foreigner’s Fellowships program went through successive phases in order to meet the standards of a dynamic and interdisciplinary project.

The Program aims at promoting Greek language, history and culture abroad, thereby creating and encouraging ties of friendship and cooperation between members of the foreign academic community and their Greek counterparts.

The selection of scholarships for foreigners or research grant recipients is based on the positive reviews of the Academic Advisors Committees of the Foundation and is validated by the Foundation's Board of Directors.

**The Programme covers the following fields only: **

Humanities: Philology, Literature, Linguistics, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Educational Studies, Psychology. Social Science (excluding Law): Political Sciences, Sociology, Political analysis, International and European Studies, Administration Sciences, Social Theory and Social Policy. Economic Science: Maritime Studies, Finance, Public Finance.  Arts: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, Film Studies, New Media.


Addressed to:

(a) University Professors of all levels: 1) Full Professors (PhD holders) 2) Associate Professors (PhD holders), 3) Assistant Professors  (PhD holders) and 4) Lecturers (PhD holders);

(b) Postdoctoral Researchers (Ph.D. holders) and

(c) Renowned artists and musicians who wish to visit Greece in order to conduct scholarly research or to collaborate with educational or research or art institutions and organizations.

Condition: For cases (a) 1, (a) 2, (a) 3, (a) 4 and b) above, all applicants should have already finished their Ph.D. The grantees of category AI will be invited, on a case by case basis, to deliver a lecture or to conduct a seminar during their stay in Greece, either at the Onassis Cultural Centre of Athens or at a University or another research or cultural centre.

Subject of Research: The proposed research subject should be either directly related to the Greek culture, civilization and history or have an obvious social return for Greece.

**Requirements: **

- The proposed research subject has to be an officially accredited programme.

- The grantees (of case a-b) are bound to publish a scientific article or a chapter in a collective work or a book, dealing with findings deduced from their research granted by the Foundation, within a period of twenty four (24) months from the use of their grant.

- A specific collaboration with a Full Professor of a Greek University.

**Eligible to participate are the following candidates: **

a) Persons of non Greek descent.

b) Cypriot citizens are also eligible to apply for category A grants only, provided they are permanently residing and working outside Greece.

c) Persons of Greek descent (second generation and on) are also eligible to apply for a grant or scholarship, provided they are permanently residing and working abroad or currently studying in foreign Universities.

d) Category A also apply to Scholars of Greek descent or citizenship provided they have a professional academic career of at least ten (10) years in a University or Research Institute abroad.

e) The above mentioned clarification.


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A round trip air-ticket (economy class) from and to the country and place where the grantee is permanently living, for the grantee only, for the beginning of the scholarship and upon definite departure from Greece.

A monthly allowance of One Thousand Five Hundred Euros (€ 1.500) for subsistence, accommodation and all other expenses.

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